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. president obama says he hasn't made a decision yet, but that he is considering limited, narrow action in response to the chemical weapons attack. ed henry is at the white house monitoring the situation. ed joins us now. ed? >> reporter: andrea, good to see you. after days of laying low on syria, the president let his secretary of state, john kerry, take the lead on this issue twice this week. he came out a short time ago and spoke out, went after president assad in syria by basically saying this is a challenge to the world right now to step up and lead in the wake of this gas attack that killed, according to the administration, over 1400 people, mostly women and children inside syria. but the president now finds himself in a very difficult position. this is a nobel peace prize winner, someone that ran for president in 2008 saying you have to go to the u.n., you have to get congressional authorization before you act militarily. now standing alone on the world stage, pushing basically for unilateral u.s. military action, the president seeing his reset with russia, now in tatters at the
weekend. "special report" is up next. >>> obama administration puts it in writing, laying out a case for military action against syria. this is "special report." good evening, i am doug mcelway in for bret baier. we finally got a look at some of the evidence this afternoon that president obama says puts the blame for last week's chemical attack on damascus squarely at the feet of the assad regime. many at home and abroad are unconvinced military action is about saving lives and not saving face for the president. we have fox team coverage. jennifer griffin at the pentagon has the latest on preparation for battle. james rosen at the state department with john kerry's big moment on the world stage. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry and a president on a very hot and lonely seat. good evening, ed. >> reporter: that's right, good evening, doug. a president that came to power opposing war tonight is on the verge of unilateral military action. after days of the commander in chief laying low on syria and twice letting his secretary of state take the lead, president obama
for being with us. >>> this is a fox news alert. the brits are snubbing president obama. so he go it alone in syria. >> aye. >> country, no. >> the noes have it. >> if the united states decides to lead military action in reprisal or to punish the use of chemical weapons last week, britain will not be part of that. >> i strongly believe in the need nor a tough response to the use of chemical weapons. this is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> we've been here in 2003. basically misled. we told there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq and there weren't. it is a complete humiliation for the obama administration. here's obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and gets nothing. >> the president laid down america's credibility by issuing a red line. >> the president of the united states said for a year that bashar assad thoos go. now we're in a position to go, now they have no strategy, no idea what they're doing. >> former secreta
tonight the latest on syria. president obama has told pbs he hasn't made up his mind whether to launch military action against the assad regime for using poison gas against civilians. that is against the geneva convention and is a war crime. the president told assad he would punish him if chemical weapons were used so mr. obama some credibility on the line heater. there is some dissent about attacking syria as you know lots of countries are with us. shearer washington bureau from "time" magazine. wait until u.n. investigators finish investigation inside syria. how many years do you think that's going to take, michael? >> it should be done at the end of this week, friday the' inspectors will leave the country. they are planning to leave the country on friday and then they will report their results on saturday if that is the deadline that's how long you would have to it wavment the british parliament has also said they are talking about having another vote early next week whether b. mr. weather to have some authorized military force. the other issue is the u.n. inspectors are not trying
know what we know, the question is what will we do let me empsoys. president obama and we in the united states we believe in the united nations and great respect for the brave inspector who endured regime gunfire and obstructions to their investigation. and as the security general moon said again and again, the un investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the un investigation. they will only a whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the un can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon and we don't already know and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism of any action of the un security council, the un cannot dwaflinnize the world to act the way it should. let me be clear, we'll talk to the congress and talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people and president obama will insure that the united states of america makes our decisions on our own time lines and based on our value asks in our interest. now we know that after a decade of conflict, the am
looking out for you. >> this is a fox news alert just a short time ago members of the obama administration briefed members of the -- in syria. he has not said what if any military action he will take in syria. lawmakers voted against military action which is a huge defeat to british prime minister james cameron. >> john, lawmakers who received that briefing this evening said they came away with the impression that the president still has not made a final decision about the strike. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. the problem that he finds himself in and has placed us in is if he does not take action now. a paper tiger to statements the rest of the world. >> senior white house official tells fox that the uss stout is now in position off the coast of syria. for a period of time there will be five destroyers in the area. the pentagon has also opted to keep two aircraft carriers in the persian gulf. the pentagon is not concerned about reports from russia that it is sending surface -- two surface
>> this is "studio b." president obama saying moments ago that he has not made a decision on taking action against the syrian regime for using chemical weapons, but the president says, quote, this kind of offense is a challenge to the world. that minutes are the secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters and the public, laying out some of the evidence against syria, and while the u.s. intelligence officials are highly confident that assad's regime used chemical weapons to target innocent civilians. >>> inside syria. word the military forces there have made move to prepare for any possible strike. we'll tell you what we're hearing from our sources. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> but first from fox at 3:00, president obama speaking just minutes ago, calling syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to america's national security. one, that affects nations all around the world. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. thi
obama. so he go it alone in syria? >> aye? >> no? >> the nos have it. >> if the united states decides to lead military action in reprisal or to punish the use of chemical weapons last week, britain will not be part of that. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons. it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action and i get that and the fword will act accordingly. >> we were told there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq, and there weren't. and the u.k. public is nervous about jumping into situations that require military force. >> this is a pleat embarrassment for the obama administration. here's obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and he gets nothing. >> the president of the united states has said for a year, assad has to go. now we're in a position to actually make him go, and we've decided no, we're not going to do that? that's because there's no stranstran strategy. they have no idea what they're doing. >> former secretary of defen
ten years ago without great britain, without a resolution. obama is doing exactly what he ran for president against when he pledge never to do. it is like animal farm, repainting slogans on the farm and pretending they were always that way. >>anna: we're starting to see arguments on both side. charles krauthammer saying is it something to do with the president's ego saying don't cross the red line and once crossed not doing anything about it. and jack keane saying something should have been done earlier. >> no purpose whatsoever unless it is to assuage the guilty conscience of a president or vindicate the vanity of a president who has become the laughingstock around the world and whose word means nothing because last year he spoke about a red line and allowed all the red lines to be crossed without lifting a finger. maybe he feels compelled as a way to vindicate himself. you don't take a country into war as a way to vindicate your own standing. you do it to achieve strategic objectives on behalf of your country. if they're going to do a three-day strike with no intention of al
are awaiting president obama's decision on military action against the government of syria. i'm harris faulkner in for shepard smith. today, the administration went public with evidence that appears to show syrian military forces carried out a chemical weapons strike against civilians. one that left more than 141400 people dead, including more than 400 children. and president obama said we cannot accept a world in which innocent people are gassed on a terrible scale as he put it. >> the world has an obligation to make sure we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now, i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm. >> his comments came a short time after the white house released a declassified version of an intelligence report. it detailed the evidence against syrian leader bashar al assad fors. what we know about the alleged chemical weapons attack in damascus last week. it's something the secretary of state john kerry says matters to all of us he called it a crime against conscience it's are will its findings are clear as
on the world stage? due to president obama's flip-flopping? this president seems naÏve and clearly is learning on the job. what would president reagan do or president bush? while i don't agree that we should be going into syria, this president is changes his position more often than miley cyrus on the vmas. we need more proof before we kill more people. what say you? >> i say the evidence is pretty clear. that may be one of the most biased openings you've ever done. he has consulted with congress. he has to get the british on board. the french are going to do it unilaterally with us. they're not going to try to take it to their elected officials. and i think we have every right to do it. the war powers act says he can do it. they've crossed the red line. >> the war powers act says he has to go to congress. >> absolutely no. >> or if the country poses an imminent threat. >> reagan didn't get it for grenada. what would reagan do? he put marines in there and several of them died. >> should we worry what, about russia and iran pushing back so hard? >> 100%. i'll tell you what reagan wouldn't do. h
states turning sour on obama care. >> when the act is put together it wasn't thought completely through. >> not thought completely through. can they win the healthcare battle with the unions jumping ship. >> it is not just your wallets with economic pain. even the tooth fairy is getting hit. kids receiving more than ever now. "fox & friends first" starts right now. >> good morning to the city who never sleeps. you can see that outside this morning. you are watching "fox & friends first" on this friday morning. i am heather nauert. >> i am patti ann browne. thank you for starting your day with us. we begin with a fox news alert. president obama in a bind after america's bigs ally backs away from taking action in syria. go to doug luzader live in washington with the latest. >> good morning. whatever coalition the president was hoping to build here now appears to be in at that timers this morning with a key u.s. ally now saying it will not take part in a military strike on syria. the administration suffered a big set back of particlism refusing to back any attack. >> the british parliament
expects, quote, president obama understands that the brits can not now join in any military attack. >> i haven't spoken to him since the debate and the vote but i would expect to speak to him over the next day or some i don't think it's a question of having to apologize. >> reporter: after the u.k. parliament vote a spokesperson for the president's national security council put out a statement saying quote, the u.s. will continue to consult with the u.k. government, one of our closest allies and friends. as we have said president obama's decision-making will be guided by what is in the best interests of the united states. but french president francois hollande says whether or not the brits are involved he supports taking quote, firm action against syria and that includes a possible military strike. bill? bill: molly, will the president ask congress for authority? or what, how is the white house addressing that very issue? >> reporter: the white house says the president has been consulting with a number of members of congress but there's no indication the president intends to wait for a v
have brand knew stories and breaking news. jon: all eyes on washington right now as president obama meets with national security team to weigh his next move in syria, after britain votes against military action to punish the assad regime for the reported use of chemical weapons. will the united states to it alone? fox live team coverage on rapidly unfolding events in syria. >>> plus the bug guns are coming out to sell obamacare as the deadline to set up health care exchanges approaches after some major glitches in the rollout. >>> a husband pleads not guilty to a shocking murder in florida. what he says happened before he posted pictures of his dead wife's body on facebook. it's all happening now. jon: but force, secretary of state john kerry expected to speak about 90 minutes from now as we await the release of declassified intelligence assessment of the chemical attack in syria that killed hundreds of people, many of them children. good morning i'm jon scott. >> good to be here with you, jon. big news day. i'm alisyn camerota in for jenna lee. president hopes this will make the ca
and then -- >> on your google glasses. two-part question. should obama be impeached or should obama be impeached? >> yes, and i think this story illustrates why. and why because the video you showed illustrates why. i was soft on this story at first because i think people who text while driving should get the death penalty. but then i realize exactly what larry said. there are a million things that distract you. this is a gift to trial lawyers and not to those of us who want to murder people who text while driving. >> it is astounding, andy. i am trying to workup -- i have my own outrage. the thing is, new jersey is really tough on texting and driving. >> as they should be. >> yes, as they should. >> obviously somebody will not be driving as safely as somebody who doesn't, but what about the other person? >> here is the thing, greg, i like to say about the other person, how do you prove intent? it can only be when the person knows that the other person is driving and would prove that? i think from now on i am sending out my text and e-mails and adding a signature line that says do not respond if you ar
: tick, tick, tick. president obama and his secretary of state john kerry laying out the case for moving forward on a strike on syria, with or without our allies. while colonel danny mcknight doesn't like what its about to go down. >>> welcome everybody, i'm neil cavuto. the president says the action in syria will be considered a limited narrow act. might want to seek the advice of one danny mcknight who remembers another humanitarian mission gone terribly wrong, in that case, somalia, one that ended with u.s. soldiers being dragged through the streets. not a good ending, and the colonel fears this one might not be, either. colonel, an honor to have you. what's your biggest worry? >> well, my biggest worry is simple. i don't really understand what the strategic vision is here, what is the outcome going to be. when you don't know the outcome what you worry about is the follow-on, what its retaliation by syria and are we now not going to be involved in a war we don't want to be in? >> neil: in somalia you can bring me up to speed. the idea was to get food and help out people in the middle
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